Motherwell and Dundee shared seven goals at Fir Park to provide thrilling late season entertainment. David Turnbull snatched the late, late winner to raise the roof with a 4-3 win.
What a game. Dundee were twice in the lead but Motherwell replied in style and with a last gasp strike we won the match. It was great win fot Motherwell given thay had to play with ten men for the last half hour
Dundee won the toss and choose to switch ends so David Turnbull got the game underway and we attacked the Cooper end. No one anticipated the early goal fest!
Chris Cadden made the starting eleven as Elliott Frear moved to the bench. Both sets of fans paid tribute before kick-off to the late Billy McNeil.
There were four goals in the first quarter of the game to brighten up the rainy afternoon. The visitors were offered the opportunity of the opener when Gboly Ariyibi slip led to the tumbling of Kerr just inside the box. Kevin Clancy pointed to the spot and Woods scored.
Barely 90 seconds passed before David Turnbull collected the ball in the inside right position and shot from 24 yards. With the help of a deflection the ball looped over Dieng and the score was 1-1 after 12 minutes.
We fell behind again ten minutes later when Robson produced an excellent curling strike from the edge of the box. But our reply was, again, immediate. The second equaliser fell to James Scott. He converted Ariyibi’s scrappy cross from close in to record his first goal for the first team.
There were no changes at the break but as the sun came out we were presented with another couple of early goals. Motherwell took the lead five minutes in when Ariyibi smashed Scott’s cut back home but, as had become the pattern, Dundee soon levelled when Ralph header at a corner.
Alex Rodriguez-Gorrin was sent for an early bath following a poor challenge that earned a second yellow card and the visitors came close to making us pay just after the hour but the woodwork intervened.
Curtis Main and Carl McHugh provided fresh legs as Scott and Grimshaw were removed. Turnbull lashed a free kick low but Dieng did well to keep it out.
Kevin Clancy awarded us a penalty inside the final ten but the stand side assistant persuaded him to retract his decision.
Jamie Semple was given a debut in added time and played a vital part in winning the match. His cross fed Turnbull and with his second attempt, the first striking the bar, the net bulged and we took the points with a 4-3 triumph.
Who said that meaningless games were not entertaining?
Motherwell 4 Dundee 3
Team: Gillespie, Tait, Aldred, Dunne, Grimshaw (McHugh 69), Ariyibi (Semple 92), Cadden, Gorrin, Turnbull, Campbell, Scott (Main 69)
Saturday 27 April 2019